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International Perspectives on Child Victimisation

1st Edition

By Julia Davidson, Christopher Hamerton


208 pages

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Hardback: 9780415579575
pub: 2020-07-30
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International Perspectives on Child Victimisation offers a comprehensive overview of the established themes and emergent debates relating to the abuse and victimization of children. Highlighting key areas of global concern, and illustrated with detailed case studies of important developments, Julia Davidson and Christopher Hamerton address child abuse, child poverty, child exploitation, child prostitution, and child imprisonment within the context of children's rights, and international legal and policy issues. Their focus in this regard is on the ‘place’ of the child in the context of current victimology and social justice discourses, as they explore the social, cultural, and political context of international child victimization. A solid introduction to child victimization for both undergraduate and postgraduate audiences, this book will also appeal to practitioners and policy-makers engaged in child protection and intervention.

Table of Contents

1. Historical Chapter: The Child Victim in Global Context 2. Family Systems, Culture and Religion: Children’s Experience of Abuse 3. Child Abuse: New Technologies and Globalisation 4. Child Soldiers and State Victimisation 5. Child Trafficking and Prostitution 6. Child Prisoners and Legal Capacity 7. Legal Responses and Public Policy: Child Protection and Human Rights

About the Authors

Julia Davidson is based at Middlesex University, UK.

Christopher Hamerton teaches in the School of Social and Historical Studies at the University of Westminster.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Child Advocacy
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Family Law / Children
LAW / International
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Children's Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society